Medicine, Science and the Humanities

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This interdisciplinary, humanities-based major uses cultural and historical context to explore scientific inquiry and the roots of medicine. It is ideal for students who plan to pursue careers in the health professions as well as those interested in issues of importance to science and medicine, and students who plan to pursue graduate work in a range of humanities, social science, or professional disciplines.

Highlights of the Hopkins Program
Major launched Fall 2015.


Suggested First Semester Course(s)
  • Introduction to Medical Humanties, AS.145.101
  • Begin study of any foreign language at the appropriate level
  • An introductory humanities course in either: Anthropology, Classics, English, German and Romance Languages, History, History of Art, History of Science and Technology, Humanities Center, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, or Writing Seminars.
  • Elective N or S course
  • Total 12-17 credits

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Skill Set
The “real world” skills you’ll develop with a major in Medicine, Science and the Humanities:

  • Perceiving the relationships among various fields of study
  • Writing and orally presenting information
  • Synthesizing themese from complex issues
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas and information
  • Understand research methodology

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